The Gap Course
Bridging the Gap to the industry – your path to Hollywood
Working on the premise “The art of acting is in some ways the most exacting art of all, and without constant schooling, the actor will stop halfway.” (Peter Brook)
Ask anyone in Hollywood and they’ll tell you it takes years of work to get there. Unless properly coached, trained and prepared, aspiring actors can spend their lives in temporary employment waiting for their ‘big break’. The Gap year-course has been created to bridge the gap into the industry. It includes:
• Expert training in stage, screen and musical theatre skills.
• Performance opportunities and real feedback.
• Range of styles, for all types of acting roles.
• Opportunities to consult with industry professionals & attend industry events.
Rest assured, this is not a course for people looking to waste time. If you are serious about your craft, there is only one place to go: The Actors’ Hub. Sign up now.
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The Gap provides the actor with industry relevant experience, relationships with existing industry professionals and career mentorship. Our approach is distinctive in that we are committed to ensuring our training is nurturing and supportive, which finds its way into the lessons as well as the environment. The Gap is a 12-hour x 40-week program that includes several performance opportunities for students throughout the year. Entry is by audition and interview only and applicants must be over 17 years of age. Sign up now.
Our Gap Students
Glenn has always had a passion for performing, whether it be acting, singing, dancing or playing piano. In 2016, Glenn was accepted into the Gap 1 course, where he has been honing his craft and developing his brand. He has appeared in regular Lab performances and played the role of Charlie in How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found. Glenn is working to further his acting training and is determined to take on roles that challenge him and his brand.
Sarah started acting in high school appearing in many school productions such as “West Side Story”, “Singing in the Rain” and “Merry Go Round in the Sea”. After school, Sarah completed a Diploma of Film and Television. In 2015 Sarah was accepted into the Gap 1 course. As well as performing in the Labs, Sarah was also awarded The Actors’ Hub “Overall Achievement” award (with Tyler Lindsay Smith) as Catherine in David Auburns play “Proof”.
Chris has had a love for storytelling for as long as he can remember and, since discovering acting, has found a way to bring his passion to life, doing something he was born to do. Chris was accepted into the Actors’ Hub Gap program in 2016 where he has continued to hone and develop mastery over his skills through regular Lab performances and productions. He played Doug in Gruesome Playground Injures by Rajiv Joseph and Mike in How To Disappear Completely and Never be Found by Fin Kennedy.
Tyler has enjoyed acting his entire life from pantomimes in primary school to performance in the Fremantle arts festival earlier this year. In 2015, he was accepted into the Gap 1 course where he has participated in the regular Lab performances.
David’s love of acting started before he could remember. Throughout his life,, he has been consistently training, working in The Western Australian Youth Theatre Company ensemble and participating in workshops at The Actors Centre in London. In 2016, David was admitted into the Actors’ Hub, which saw the first step of his intensive, professional training. Here, David has featured in regular Lab performances and in productions including How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found by Fin Kennedy playing several characters, including Tube Man, and Split by Michael Weller playing Paul.
Raised on a swamp and taught the magical art of storytelling through folktale and Harry Potter, Tolkien and Pratchett, Sophia started her acting journey in Southern Edge Arts and quickly branched out to film and digital media, using everything at her disposal to tell stories. Sophia’s love of comedy and clowning often translates into her Lab performances. She toured with Cafe Shakespeare, wrote and directed in Festy Shorts as well as clowning seriously for events around the southwest. She facilitates workshops and engages with fringe groups to help give them a voice.
Quintus moved to Perth from his home in the Ferguson Valley, and while attending university discovered his love of acting. Having always had a fascination with the arts, he attended several acting classes before auditioning and being accepted into the Gap 2015. While attending the Actors’ Hub, Quintus has been a part of productions such as Stories from Suburban Road, Fractured, Theatre of the Damned, Macbeth and The Brick and the Rose. He looks forward to a long association with the Hub and to an exciting and varied career in the future.
Makayla grew up in the Pilbara with a love of performing and storytelling. In 2015, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an actor and was accepted into the Gap program for 2016. She has performed in many Lab productions throughout the year. She developed a passion for movement work and challenging the body to tell a story without words. She was awarded the Actors’ Hub overall achievement award (with David Mitchell) as Carol in Michael Weller’s play Split. She also played the role of Sophi in the production How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found.
Carlin a Sydney Crowsnest-born, Perth-based actor. Raised around salt-water sports, he got left around a VCR player and the Wizard of Oz. Fluent in English and his second language Cantonese, he found a passion in surfing and Surf Life-Saving Army cadets during high school. His godfather was a self-taught pianist and artist whose impact led him to be attracted to acting. His first main role was the Lord Protector in Acceptable Losses. Longing to pursue his passion and vision he deferred his double degree in 2015 to continue learning the craft. He was accepted into the Actors’ Hub in 2016, defining the edge of his skills as a bold, cheeky, charismatic actor. He performed as Ned Weeks in the Normal Heart, Eric and Landlord in How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found and wrote the Banana Effect.
Growing up, Bryce was always fascinated by performing arts. However it wasn’t until his final years of high school that he saw its potential as a career path. In 2016 he enrolled in the Gap I course at The Actors’ Hub allowing him the freedom to develop his craft and professional skill set. His most recent credits include Warren Straub from Kenneth Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth, Robert from Fin Kennedy’s How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found and Chauncey “Grouper” Morris from Mark St. Germain’s Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap. Bryce has also studied with the likes of Myles Pollard and Lisa Robertson in their respective Masterclasses. Through acting. he aspires to experience little slices of different lives and inspire others to explore their existence.
Matt dreamed of being a professional actor his whole life but never believed it was possible for him to survive in an artistic environment and industry such as acting. After suffering a major heavy vehicle accident, he moved to Perth and enrolled into The Actors’ Hub Gap 1 program. Since being accepted by The Actors’ Hub, Matthew has been part of numerous Lab performances and productions, playing characters such as Iago and Macbeth. Matt’s passion and commitment to the arts continues to grow daily as he actively seeks to inspire people at every occasion to chase their dreams and reach beyond the stars to do what makes them happy.
Kyle has been involved in the performing arts from an early age diversifying his talents across acting, singing, movement and writing. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Performance Studies) at Curtin University, and a Summer Conservatory Certificate from Stella Adler’s Studio of Acting in New York, Kyle was accepted into the Gap I program at the Actors’ Hub for 2016. Throughout his training Kyle has played various roles such as Jedadiah Schultz in The Laramie Project, Felix in The Normal Heart, Edward in Spike Heels, Taylor in The Curse of the Starving Class, Reverend Jonathan Larence in Impossible Marriage and many others. Kyle looks to further perform and create audacious, topical and exciting content throughout his career with a fervent passion and enthusiasm for transformative and magnanimous stories.
Lauren began acting at age 10 and continued to develop her passion through high school productions and short courses in film. In 2015, she played various roles in Tom Hungerford’s, Stories from Suburban Road as well as in Lab performances in roles such as Abby from Amy Herzog’s, Belleville and Lady Macbeth. In 2016, she played Ariel in Fractured (Hermione Giehle) Second Witch in Macbeth (Ananda Crewes) and various roles in The Brick And The Rose (Adam Mitchell). She also featured in the original short film by Martin Crewes, Theatre of The Damned and starred in I Like You A Lot, Love Lilah, directed by Justin Gray.
In 2014, Justin was accepted into The Actors’ Hub where he has been studying for the past 2 years, during which time he has also been a regular performer at The Lab. In 2014, he played Horton the Elephant in “Seussical the Musical”, Jared and Legless in Philip Ridley’s “Feathers in the Snow” and took out The Actors’ Hub “Overall Achievement” award (with Angela Mahlatjie) as Warren in “This Is Our Youth”. He studied with Elizabeth Kemp in her Character Dream Master Class two years in a row. This year, Justin has also completed a Certificate 4 in Musical Theatre at WAAPA, as well as performances in “Not Me”, “Tartuffe”, “Just Kidding” and “What Lies Beneath”.
Angela is a graduate from the 2014 Gap 1 course with The Actors’ Hub and is currently in the Gap 2 course, where she is a regular performer at the Lab. She took on a number of roles in “Feathers in the Snow” by Philip Ridley, and played the Sour Kangaroo in “Suessical the Musical”. This year she performed in her first Perth Fringe Festival show, “Conversations”, with The Experience Lab, as well as her first Blue Room show “Once We Were Kings” directed by Mustafa Mahdi. Highlights with Gap 2 this year: making a short film, “Just Kidding”; performing in schools with Donate Life during donate life week; and playing a sassy Dorine in Moliere’s “Tartuffe” at the State Theatre.
Ben has been acting since high school where he played several leading roles in school productions. Having completed the Gap 1 course at the Actors’ Hub in 2015, where he played Victor in John Patrick Shanely’s Four Dogs and a Bone and Tom in Alan Becher’s Stories from Suburban Road, he moved onto Gap 2 where he has played Al and Sandy in John Lewis Carlino’s‘The Brick and the Rose, Lennox in Macbeth and Salego in a self-devised piece titled Fractured. Ben has also participated regularly in self-devised and monologue Lab performances, including most recently in the award winning short film I Like You A Lot, Love Lilah‘.
Ashana studied musical theatre, dance and drama at high school and later completed several weekend workshops at RADA in London. On returning to Perth in 2014, she began the Gap 1 course at The Actors’ Hub appearing as Mrs Mayor in “Seussical the Musical”, in Philip Ridley’s “Feather’s in The Snow” and Sandra in Edward Allan Baker’s “Dolores” which won The Actors’ Hub People’s Choice Award. In 2015, in the Gap 2 course, she played Lydia in “Not Me” and Elmire in “Tartuffe”. Ashana took Elizabeth Kemp’s Character Dream Master Class. She played Lizzie in “Time of Your Life” for Agelink . On screen, she was an alien in a sci-fi short film “Next Best Thing” and Wonderbra Woman in “Just Kidding”. Ashana works for The Experience Lab who create learning experiences for professional development using theatre, and improvisation.
Nicholas has been interested in the performing arts since he was first introduced to it in high-school, but his passion flourished when he was accepted into the Gap course at the Actors’ Hub in 2014. Since then Nicholas has been involved in numerous productions with The Actors’ Hub such as Feathers in the Snow (2014), A Little Rain Must Fall (2015), Tartuffe (2015), Macbeth (2016) and The Brick and the Rose (2016) as well as being a regular performer at the Labs and having received training from international teachers such as Elizabeth Kemp and Lisa Robertson. Nicholas hopes to continue his association with the Actors’ Hub in 2017 to further his journey into the industry as a professional actor.
Andrew’s passion for acting began in his final year of high school where he played Thomas Klopper in The Book of Everything. In the Gap in 2013, he continued to hone his craft and step into his own confidence as an actor. After the Gap, he performed improv in Conversations at the Fringe Festival, played the Cat in The Hat in Seussical the Musical, and multiple roles in A Little Rain Must Fall. In 2016, Andrew began the Gap 2 program performing in self-devised pieces and monologues and multiple productions: in Hermione Gehle’s Fractured, he played Phantom Blot and Dexter Dingus. He played Macduff in his first full Shakespeare, Macbeth, directed by Amanda Crewes. He then worked with Adam Mitchell in The Brick and The Rose. In the short film Theatre of the Damned directed by Martin Crewes, Andrew played Mehmed, the vampire.
Christian’s acting career began with an interest in improving his oratory skills but soon took flight into a greater passion. In his early stages, Christian featured in multiple short films and a stage performance: Superstar. In 2014, he enrolled at The Actors’ Hub where he had the opportunity to work on Jack in a Box. In 2015, he entered the Gap 1 course, where he played multiple characters in Stories from Suburban Road. Christian then joined the Gap 2 program in 2016. During this time he has been in multiple productions such as Fractured, Macbeth, The Brick & The Rose. He is a regular performer at the Lab having done 11 performances in 2016 and has worked with renowned U.S acting coaches Elizabeth Kemp and Lisa Robertson.
Jordan’s interest in acting started at Murdoch University and his growing passion for the craft moved him to doing the Gap 1 and Gap 2 courses at The Actors’ Hub. He has played countless roles over the past 2 years, in both Lab performances and full-productions, including Doug from “Gruesome Playground Injuries” (Rajiv Joseph), Orgon in “Tartuffe” (Moliere), Tony in “Not Me” (Hermione Ghele) and the Doctor in “Just Kidding” (Martin Crewes).
Adam’s love for acting started at high school, In the last two years while studying at The Actors’ Hub, doing the Gap 1 and 2 courses, he has had many roles including Paul in “Split” (Michael Weller), Tartuffe in “Tartuffe” (Moliere), Harry Godfrey in “Not Me” (Hermione Ghele) and Ricky Pinkman (Wolf Pack) in Channel 9’s “True Colours,” He also had the pleasure of being part of the Elizabeth Kemp Master Class, working Ned Weeks from “The Normal Heart”
Kira-Che is a driven and passionate performer, falling in love with story telling at a young age. She is always determined to further explore her craft and push the boundaries of performance through the characters she explores.
Kira-Che accepted a place at the Actors’ Hub and has been growing her craft in the course as well as through her performance opportunities as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth, Adam in How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found, and Alice in The Brick and The Rose.
Courteney is an actor, singer and dancer. She has had a passion for performing from a young age, having roles in school productions, including The Lost Thing, Grease and The Lorax as both leads and chorus. Since 2011, as part of the South West Opera Company she performed in numerous stage shows, including The Wizard Of Oz and Frozen In Time. In 2013, she was shortlisted for Bell Shakespeare’s Regional Scholarship, and received the 2015 Senior Drama Aggregate Award for the WA Performing Arts Eisteddfod, which she has taken part in since 2013. This year, with The Actors’ Hub, she has been training and performing in Labs and in the production How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found.
Daniel has been performing ever since he was cast as Shrek in his third-grade school play. He is musically trained in saxophone, piano and voice as well as drama. Daniel has appeared in school and theatre productions with Sacred Heart College, Iona Presentation College, Limelight Theatre and Harbour Theatre Company in ‘Flowers for Algernon’. Having been accepted into The Gap program in 2016, Daniel has been a regular Lab performer featuring in David Marshall’s Snakebit as Jonathon and played multiple roles in the Gap 1 production How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found.
Anna first fell in love with acting at the young age of five when she got the lead role for the kindergarten end-of-year production. Since then, she continued acting on and off until the end of 2008. She got into acting full-time at the beginning of 2015 after finishing highschool. In 2016, she was accepted into the Actors’ Hub where her acting abilities grow tremendously through performing in different productions and Lab performances. Her growing love and passion for the arts allows her to truthfully tell the characters story as those stories are extremely important and need to be heard.
Grace enjoyed pantomime and acting at a young age but didn’t seriously pursue her passion until she auditioned for the 2016 Gap course where she was accepted. She has played various characters in How To Disappear Completely and Never Be Found, as well as performing in the Labs. Alongside course-mate Anna Banai, she performed scenes from Spike Heels.
Caitlin joined The Actors’ Hub Gym Program at the start of 2015 and has been a part of the Gap 1 course of 2016. She has enjoyed featuring in regular Lab performances this year, as well as working Myst in a scene from Out Of Gas On Lover’s Leap by Mark St. Germain in the 2016 Lisa Robertson workshop and playing Angelina and Storyteller in Finn Kennedy’s How To Disappear Completely And Never Be Found.
During high school, Grace joined Redfoot Youth Theatre where she was involved in 10 productions, performing roles such as Dromio of Ephesus in “The Comedy of Errors” and Regan in “King Lear”. During 2015, in the Gap 1 course, Grace has been involved in regular Lab performances, played Anna in Patrick Marber’s “Closer”, and various roles in Alan Becher’s “Stories from Suburban Road”.
Daniel has always had a passion for creating and fell into acting at the age of 20. In 2015, he was accepted into the Gap 1 course where he has participated in regular Lab performances, as well as playing various roles in Tom Hungerford’s “Stories From Suburban Road”.
In 2015, Zach was accepted into The Actors’ Hub Gap 1 course, through which he has discovered a great passion for performance. Through the Actors Hub, Zach has worked alongside The WA Screen Academy and WAAPA graduates and taken part in Elizabeth Kemp’s Dream Workshop Master Class. Throughout the course, Zach has been a regular performer at The Lab. He also he played Zack from Amy Herzog’s “Belleville”.
Michaela has been acting, singing and dancing since she was a little girl. She discovered her true passion in high school when she performed in the musicals “Singing in the Rain”, “The Wiz” and “Carousel”. In 2015 she was accepted into the Gap 1 course at The Actors’ Hub where she has been a regular Lab performer, and played various roles in “Stories From Suburban Road.” Michaela also performed in “The Time of Your life” with Agelink.
Carson has always had a love and passion for acting ever since high school. Since then he has been working on films and productions following one of his dreams. In 2015, he was accepted into the Gap 1 course at The Actors’ Hub participating in the regular Lab performances, as well as playing various roles in Tom Hungerford’s “Stories From Suburban Road”.
Sasha began acting at the age of 10, but it wasn’t until 2014 when acting became her career choice. In 2015, she was accepted into the Gap 1 course at The Actors’ Hub where she has participated in the regular Lab performances, as well as playing various roles in Tom Hungerford’s “Stories From Suburban Road”.
Danen started acting at high school where he performed Lockie in Paige Gibb’s “Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo”, which ignited his passion for acting. After leaving school, he completed a BA in Performance Studies at Curtin University whilst simultaneously completing the Gap 1 course at The Actors’ Hub. Danen has performed Sergio in Ross Mueler’s “Concussion”, Judge Brack in Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler”, Ferdinand in William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, Rick in Andrew Ross and Dicken Oxenburgh’s “Merry-Go-Round in the Sea”, Man in Niel LaBute’s “Helter Skelter”, Mawkie in “Armour” and various roles in Carol-Ann Duffy’s “Grimm Tales.
Emma started acting at high school performing in many school productions. She began studying Performance Studies at Curtin University, but in 2014 she put her degree on hold in order to concentrate solely on the Gap at The Actors’ Hub. Emma studied with Elizabeth Kemp in her Character Dream Master Class. As well as being a regular performer at the Lab in 2014 Emma performed in ‘Seussical the Musical’ (Pristine Entertainment), played Shylyla in Philip Ridley’s “Feathers in the Snow”, Betty in “Landscape of the Body” and Daisy in “A Little Rain Must Fall” a role which she reprised this year at Perth’s Fringe Festival. This year she performed in ‘Not Me’, Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’ and two short film projects called ‘Just Kidding’ and ‘The Next Best Thing’, that are yet to be released.
Tulle cannot remember a time in her life where she wasn’t drawn to performance; her love affair began with Dance and slowly branched out into singing and acting. Her first major acting role came as Ruby in “Stolen” by Jane Harrison produced by Ilbijerri Theatre Company. Tuuli was accepted into the Actors’ Hub Gap program in 2015 where she has continued to hone and develop her skills through regular lab performances. She played “Mother” from Stories of Suburban Road by Alan Becher and various roles for Agelink Theatre as part of Perth Heritage Week.
Quaid Kirchner started acting at the age of thirteen, performing in college productions. Quaid’s training includes studying at the New York Film Academy and at the Actors Hub, Gap 1 and 2 courses, where he has performed in “Seussical the Musical”, “Feathers in the Snow”, ‘Not Me’, ‘Tartuffe’ and ‘What Lies Beneath’ and was a regular performer at the Lab, where he played the roles of both Kent and Greg in Neil LaBute’s “Reasons to be Pretty’. Quaid also participated in Elizabeth Kemp’s Master Class.
Sarah is no newcomer to the stage, studying dance since she was three. In 2014 she was accepted into The Gap at The Actors’ Hub where she appeared in regular Lab performances, including “An Evening of Monologues”, “An Evening of Song”, “Body Speak”, “Sassy Shakespeare”, “Insane Spontaneity” and “Scenes” where she played “Kayleen” in Rajiv Josephs Gruesome Playground Injuries as well as taking on various roles in Philip Ridley’s “Feathers in the Snow”. Alongside her studies at the Actors’ Hub, Sarah is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in English with a second major in Human Biology at The University of Western Australia.
Harrison started acting at the age of 12 playing the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz”. This theatrical moment ignited his passion and launched his love for performing. After graduating high school, Harrison was accepted into the Gap at The Actors’ Hub where he performed in “Feathers in the Snow” and was a regular performer at the Lab appearing in “An Evening of Monologues”, “Sassy Shakespeare”, “BodySpeak”, “An Evening of Song”, “Insane Spontaneity” and “Scenes” where played both Kent and Greg in separate performances of Neil LaBute’s “Reasons To Be Pretty”.
After graduating from St Luke’s College Karratha in 2013 Sarah moved to Perth and was accepted into The Gap program at The Actors’ Hub in 2014. At The Hub she played a bird girl in “Seussical the Musical” (with Pristine Entertainment), various roles in Philip Ridley’s “Feathers in the Snow” and Carol, in Michael Wellar’s “Split”, as well as being a regular performer at The Lab, performing in “An Evening of Monologues”, “An Evening of Song”, “Sassy Shakespeare”, “Body Speak”, “Scenes” and “Insane Spontaneity”.
Caitlin discovered her passion for acting during her last years of high school where she performed in the school musical “Grease” and sung with a choral group called “The Broadway Vocal Troupe”. This ignited her desire to perform. Since commencing the Gap in 2014 Caitlin has performed in “Seussical the Musical”, Philip Ridley’s “Feathers in the Snow” and was a regular performer at The Lab. The year taught her a lot about herself and the unlimited possibilities and challenges that acting has to offer.
Crystal Della Posta
Crystal started performing on stage as a dancer at the age of 4. It was here that she soon discovered her love of acting. After high school she was cast in the WAYTCO production “Mine” the short film “Be a Hero” for the City of Fremantle, further fuelling her passion. In 2014 Crystal was accepted into The Gap program at The Actors’ Hub where she played a bird girl in “Seussical the Musical” (with Pristine Entertainment), various roles in Philip Ridley’s “Feathers in the Snow” and where she was a regular performer at The Lab appearing in “An Evening of Monologues”, “An Evening of Song”, “Body Speak”, “Insane Spontaneity” and “Scenes” where she played Georgie from “Spiked Heels”. Crystal currently works as a Perth voice-over artist. Crystal is excited to continue her work in the industry.
Ciara’s love of acting started in high school where she played the title role in the musical “Calamity Jane” in her final year. This fuelled her decision to pursue acting and in 2014 she was accepted into The Gap at The Actors’ Hub. 2014 saw Ciara as a regular performer at The Lab performing in “An Evening of Monologues”, “An Evening of Song”, “Sassy Shakespeare”, “Body Speak”, “Insane Spontaneity” and “Scenes” as well as playing Mayzie LaBird in “Seussical the Musical ” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (with Pristine Entertainment), Dolores in “Dolores” by Edward Allan Baker, various roles including Lena in “Feathers in the Snow” by Philip Ridley, and one of the magical characters from the box in “A Little Rain Must Fall”. She reprised this role in the 2015 Fringe Festival.